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Summer’s Song

Summer is coming to it’s fullness. Garden flowers are showing their bright colours. The grass on the hills is turning a sunburnt golden hue. And we find ourselves seeking respite from her piercing rays. We pitch the tent under a tree. We enjoy the cool of the bush for a walk during the day. We cool […]

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Surrender

We found this fallen tree trunk in the Opepe Forest. Trying to get a good photo as reference to paint it, I stepped on it trying to get over and found myself right through it. It had truly surrendered.  But it was in it’s surrender that it had given light to the other young trees […]

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Standing Tall

We’ve all done it… that moment at the bottom of tall trees as you crane your neck backwards searching for the top. I love it and have tried to capture that feeling in this painting. Does the painting make you feel that? Have a look here for more details.

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Bush Baby

I love the way nature looks after the weak and the young. These bush babies were found nestled among the roots of the magnificent Kahikatea on one of our walks in the Kaimanawa ranges. A few years from now and these young Lancewoods will in turn be giving shelter to other young trees. here’s the […]

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Kahikatea

A trip to the White Pine Reserve in sunny Hawkes Bay, had us marveling at the beautifully bustressed kahikatea  trees. So solid and straight. The light coming through and enveloping the trunk of this one caught my attention. So many little spots of beauty in the bush. 🙂 Check out the link to see more […]

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Morning Light

What is your favourite time of day? I wouldn’t call myself a great morning person, but I do love the morning light. It has a beauty all of it’s own. Enough to make it worth getting out of bed for…most of the time. The dog, however, is a great morning, noon and night ‘person’ when […]

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Neath the Pongas

Walking in the Kaimanwas on a winter’s afternoon wrapped up all warm against the cold, I found myself looking eagerly for the sunny spots where the sun managed to get through the trees. I was after any warmth possible. Here, ‘neath the Pongas, was a gorgeous sunny spot enveloping us in a kaleidoscope of colour. […]

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Highlights

I think it is my personal favourite in the series. ‘Highlights’ is an acrylic painting on canvas applied with palette knife only. If you follow this link it will take you to see all the details… lyndasymons.com/highlights/ Let me know in the comment box below what you like about it.

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A Hand Up

Miserably cold and wet with a biting wind, he suggested we walked through the bush to escape the elements. The dog was keen with the bush idea. So he led and I followed. The trees did their job of protecting against wind and rain and it was a nice change of scenery from our normal […]

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Palette Knife Paintings

You just get one go. No going back over it. No trying to fix this bit or change that. Just ONE go. Think it through…colours…order of colours on the knife…light, shadows, … Play it through in your mind Visualise the paint flowing off that knife One swish across the canvas and voilà! You’re done! That’s […]

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